Obits Archives for 2019-12

Maxine Virginia (Durbin) Vincent

Maxine Virginia (Durbin) Vincent, 92 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 6:10 a.m. in her home in Taylorville, IL. She was born on April 24, 1927 at Willies Station, IL the daughter of Orville and Lucille Mae (Jackson) Durbin. She married Frank E. Vincent on October 30, 1943 in The Stonington United Methodist Church in Stonington and he preceded her in death on June 24, 2013. Maxine worked at St. Vincent’s Hospital as a house keeper for many years and she was a member of the Old Stonington Baptist Church in Stonington, IL. Maxine loved her flowers all around her home and she enjoyed making ceramics, painting sweatshirts and she enjoyed reading. Her and her husband enjoyed their trips to South Padre and to visit family in Tennessee and going to her favorite shops. She loved going to her children’s sports and going to tractor pulls. Maxine loved visiting and cooking for her family.

She is survived by her Sons: Gene (Janet) Vincent of Decatur, IL; Mike (Suzanne) Vincent of Decatur, IL; Daughters: Kay King of Decatur, IL; Sharon (Dwane) Downs of Stonington, IL; Judy (Bruce) Berry of Allendale, MI; sixteen grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; Sister: Anna Cahill of Murfreesboro, TN; Brother-in-Law: David Binkley of Murfreesboro, TN; Sisters-in-Law: Beulah Durbin, Mary (Harry) Elliott, Dorothy Moffett, Dixie Vincent, Janice Vincent; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister: Alma Binkley, brothers: Eddy, Leo, Arlie, Billy, Wayne and Junior Durbin.

Visitation will be held on Monday, December 16, 2019 from 10:00-12:00 noon at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral Service will be immediately following the visitation starting at 12:00 noon at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Dr. Jym Gregory officiating. Burial will be in Old Stonington Cemetery in Stonington, IL.

Memorials may be made to Old Stonington Baptist Church C/O: Nancy Dowdy 207 S. Pine St. Stonington, IL 62567 or Christian County Senior Citizens 701 W. Adams St. Taylorville, IL 62568.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

Please sign our online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com

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Gwendolyn Sydell Fleigle

Gwendolyn Sydell Fleigle, 74, of Taylorville passed away at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at the Taylorville Care Center surrounded by her family.  She was born on October 1, 1945 in Taylorville, the daughter of Kenneth Russel and Flora Lea (Rash) Stockon.  She married Michael J. Fleigle on March 10, 1981 in Taylorville.  He preceded her in death on December 6, 2016.  Gwendolyn was a member of the Church of God.  She enjoyed cooking, knitting, dancing, and playing bingo.  She had a love for music of various types, but none more than her love for Elvis. Gwendolyn had several close friends whom she was extremely loyal to.      


She is survived by her children: Harold Gist (Terenia) and Vivian Neff both of Taylorville; grandchildren: Eboni Kelsey, Jesse Perry, Brittany Neal, Tyler Gist, and Ashley Basil; great-grandchildren: Hannah Bryson, Haley Bryson, Hope Bryson, Parker Kelsey, Penelope Kelsey, Jamison Perry, Kayden Neal, and Raylee VanSlyke; and brother: Ronald Leroy Stockon of Villa Grove.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant son: Gary Stockon; and brothers: Tony Stockon and Darrell Stockon.


A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville. Visitation will take place from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.  

 

Memorials may be left to the Taylorville Care Center Activity Fund.  

 

McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  

 

Memories of Gwendolyn, or condolences to the family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Betty A. Gothup

Betty A. Gothup, 87 of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 6:10 p.m. in Taylorville Care Center Taylorville, IL. She was born on July 2, 1932 in Curtisville, MI the daughter of Clare H. and Ida (Wilkinson) Redmond. She married Dorman Glenn Gothup on August 16, 1958 and he preceded her in death. Betty was an active member at Grace Baptist Church in Taylorville up until her illness.

 

She is survived by her Daughters: Susan (Thomas) Loggans of Greendale, WI; Kathy (Gerald) McPhillips of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Elisabeth (Matthew) Olson, Sarah (Josh) Buda, Stephen (Emily) Loggans, Jeremy (Amanda) McPhillips and Alyssa (Mark) Horner; Great-Grandchildren: Owen Olson, Maci Olson, Elijah Olson, Jett Horner, Cove Horner, Uriah McPhillips, Noah Loggans and Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, great-granddaughter: Noel Olson; brother: Clare Redmond and sister: Joan Ream.

 

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church in Taylorville. Funeral Service will be immediately following the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church in Taylorville with Pastors Gerald McPhillips and Tom Loggans officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

 

Memorials may be made to the Called to Adopt I Samuel 1:27 C/O: Grace Baptist Church 900 W. Northern Ave. Taylorville, IL 62568.  

 

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. 

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Irene M. Myers

Irene M. Myers, 85, of Moweaqua, died December 5, 2019 in her home.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Leia’s Hope Canine Rescue.

Irene was born November 19, 1934, in Palmer, IL, the daughter of William M. and Christine (Durbin) Huston. She married Nuel D. Myers in Oakland, CA on April 19, 1953. He preceded her in death on January 31, 2004.

Irene was a member of American Legion Auxiliary #257 and was retired from Archer Daniels Midland Company.

Surviving are her sons: Terry D. (LeighAnn) Myers of Williamsville, IL, Thomas N. (Marta) Myers of Decatur, IL, and Todd V. (Connie) Myers of Moweaqua, IL; daughters: Luanne (Scott) Gorden of Moweaqua, IL, and Lisa (David) Sassatelli of Taylorville, IL; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her husband, parents, four brothers, and a grandson.

The family would like to thank Dr. Kairouz, his staff and the nurses at DMH Cancer Care.

Seitz Funeral Home, Moweaqua has been entrusted with the care and service arrangements. Condolences for the family may be left at www.seitzfh.com

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Martha Louise Bialas

Martha Louise Bialas, 56 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in her home in Taylorville, IL. She was born on January 12, 1963 in Rockford, IL the daughter of Frances Dale and Helen Louise (Landrith) Mock. She married Bart Bialas on July 25, 1987 in Taylorville, IL. Martha was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville and she worked as a legal secretary for Fines Law office in Taylorville. Martha enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, watching hummingbirds, and spending time at their lake lot.

She is survived by her husband: Bart Bialas of Taylorville, step-daughter: Michelle “Shelly” (Matt) Weaver of Chatham, IL; grandson: Jesse Bialas-Rose of Chatham, IL; brother: Mark Dale Mock of Arlington Heights, IL; sister: Anna Marie (Steve) Lawyer of Chatham, IL; nieces and nephews: Shayla Cherry, Aaron Bialas, K.T. Bialas, Josh Bialas, Matt Bialas, Lisa Brotherton, Joe Brotherton, Sara Lawyer, John Mock, Jesse Mock; Great Nieces and Nephews: Alisea Hibbs, Destiny Brotherton, Bradley Mock, Layla Mock and great-great niece: Luna Jacobs. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 10:00-12:00 noon at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral Service will be immediately following the visitation starting at 12:00 noon at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Rodney Blomquist officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or Memorial Home Services Hospice Attn: Memorial Medical Center Foundation Memorial Medical Center 701 N. 1st St. Springfield, IL 62702-9907.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

Please sign our online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com

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Valerie L. Pearson-Miller

Valerie L. Pearson-Miller, 55, of Virginia, IL, formerly of Morrisonville, IL, passed away at 6:32 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.

Valerie was born September 21, 1964 in Morton, IL, the daughter of Richard E. and Arta (Billiter) Pearson. She married Terry Miller on July 18, 2015 in Beardstown, IL. He preceded her in death on July 6, 2016.

Valerie attended Beardstown high school, and spent many years working as an EMT for the cities of Assumption, Beardstown, and Rushville. She was also a volunteer fire fighter for the city of Beardstown, and a past member of Assumption Christian Church. Valerie was a social butterfly, with an extraordinary work ethic. She was selfless, optimistic, free spirited, and had unwavering faith. Valerie enjoyed being outside any time she could, whether it be doing yardwork, tending to her vegetable and flower gardens, or just soaking up the sun.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Craig S. Pearson.

Valerie is survived by her sons, Jason (companion, Jana Chamness) Beaty of Taylorville, IL, Casey (wife, Randi) Busboom of Taylorville, IL, and Corey (companion, Katie Stanley) Busboom of Taylorville, IL; daughter, Jordana (husband, Mitchell) Ray of Longmont, CO; grandchildren, Madelyn Beaty, Owen Busboom, Liam Busboom, and Maddox Busboom; mother, Karen Pearson of Beardstown, IL; siblings, Jill (husband, Phil) Layne of Rushville, IL, and Brett (wife, Shana) Pearson of Riverton, IL; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation & Funeral Ceremony: The family will receive guests from 11:00 a.m. until the time of ceremony at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 9, 2019 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 304 Carlin St., Morrisonville, IL 62546.

Interment will follow at Morrisonville Cemetery.  

Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences to the family.

 

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David L. Brown

David L. Brown, 34, of Taylorville, passed away on Monday, December 2, 2019 in Taylorville.  He was born on August 11, 1985 in Jackson, TN to Lisa (Bell) Brown. He married Carina Miller on October 20, 2017 in Springfield, IL.

David was a registered nurse, a veteran of the United States Army and he served one tour of duty in Iraq where he was a combat medic. While in the Army he was stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. He was also a Missouri Wing State Safety Officer and an Assistant Health Services Officer for the Civil Air Patrol.

He is survived by his Wife: Carina Brown of Taylorville, Mother: Lisa Brown of Camden, TN, Sister: Ashley Brown of Weiser, ID, Grandmother: Margaret Dobson of Camden, TN, and his beloved dogs Chloe, Zoe and Jo. David was preceded in death by his grandfather Larence Bell.

A visitation will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL and an inurnment will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation 4899 Belfort Rd, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign our online guestbook @ www.suttonmemorialhome.com

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Kevin Joe McKee

Kevin Joe McKee, 52, of Oregon Il., died Thursday, November 28, 2019 in his home following a courageous battle with ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Born September 24, 1967 in Linton, IN the son of Michael and Virginia (Liston) McKee. Married to Lora Stevens April 18, 2009 in St. Mary Catholic Church, Oregon. Kevin was a 1985 graduate of Central High School in Switz City, IN, received his Associates Degree from Vincennes University, his Bachelors in Agricultural Engineering from Purdue University and his Masters in Plant Pathology from the University of Illinois. He was employed for 23 years by Monsanto and most recently by CHS in Elburn. Kevin was a board member of Illinois State Certified Crop Advisors and a Certified Crop Agronomist. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Oregon, Knights of Columbus Council 1092 and an honorary 4th Degree Knight.

Survived by his wife, Lora McKee of Oregon; father, Michael (Pam) McKee of Switz City, IN; daughters, Kristin (Eric) Mirro of Kalamazoo, MI and Kennideigh McKee of Stonington, IL; brother, Kristopher (Brandee) McKee of Linton, IN; father-in-law, Don Stevens of Oregon; sister-in-law, Anne Stevens of Oregon; and many special friends and caregivers. Predeceased by his mother, paternal and maternal grandparents and mother-in-law, Marge Payne Stevens.

Christian Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am Saturday December 7 in St. Mary Catholic Church, Oregon with Rev. Joseph Naill as celebrant. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Oregon. Visitation 4:00 - 8:00pm Friday in Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Kevin's name may be made to Greater Chicago ALS Association, Oregon School Foundation or St. Mary Catholic Church, Oregon. www.farrellhollandgale.com

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Robert D. Corzine

Robert D. Corzine, 96, of Assumption, died November 29, 2019 in his home.
 
Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2019,  at the Assumption Christian Church.  Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at the church, with a visitation one hour prior to the funeral.  Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Assumption.  Memorials may be made to Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Assumption Christian Church.
 
Robert was born October 26, 1923 in Pana, IL, the son of Dale and Marjorie (Lloyd) Corzine.  He married Shirley Trulock July 16, 1950 in Moweaqua, IL.  She preceded him in death September 1971.  He later married Carolyn Gabriel, October 5, 1973 in Assumption, IL. 
 
Robert was a member of Assumption Christian Church, where he variously served as Sunday School Superintendent, Teacher, Elder, and Board Member.   He was a former member of the Assumption School Board, Assumption Optimist Club and Assumption Historical Society. Robert was a 1947 graduate of University of Illinois and a member of AGR Fraternity.  He was a member of Golden Oldies Golf League and golfed until the age of 90. Robert was a farmer for over 50 years.
 
Surviving is his wife, Carolyn; sons: Randy (Susan) Corzine of Assumption, IL, Guy Corzine of St. Cloud, FL, and Curt (Dawnna) Corzine of Assumption, IL; daughters: Kathy (Dan) Wormhoudt of Effingham, IL, Beth (Mark) Willhite of Sandy, OR, Jill (R.D.) Waddington of Assumption, IL, and Tammy (Mike) Ashby of Champaign, IL; twenty one grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and brothers: Bill (Ginny) Corzine of Cloverdale, CA and Carl Corzine of Assumption, IL.
Preceding him in death are his parents; wife, Shirley; a son; and three granddaughters.
 
Seitz Funeral Home, Assumption has been entrusted with the care and service arrangements.  Condolences for the family may be left at www.seitzfh.com .

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